Erin Sweetman

In demand as a soloist, chamber musician, accompanist and teacher, Erin Sweetman is one of the Hunter region’s best-loved musicians. Most recently, Erin performed as soloist with Christ Church Camerata, and was a featured artist in the Newcastle University Choir concert performances of the Brahms Requiem and Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light – A Requiem.

Erin has appeared regularly as associate artist and soloist in the Newcastle Music Festival, in concerts at the Newcastle Art Gallery, and was part of the International 1:1 concert series devised in response to audience restrictions during the pandemic. Erin has performed as soloist in the Maitland Heritage Festival in 2021, 2022, 2023.

She has collaborated with many outstanding musicians including Susan Collins (violin), the Christ Church Camerata String Quartet, and cellist Anthea Scott-Mitchell, with whom she recorded an acclaimed CD (Into the Silence – available on Spotify) and appeared at the 2022 Newcastle Writers Festival accompanying readings from author Julia Baird.

As an accompanist, Erin regularly works with the Hunter Singers and the Newcastle University Choir. Erin has toured nationally and internationally, including performances at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod and the World Choir Games (Cincinnati). A lover of musical theatre as well as classical music, Erin performed in the Newcastle production of CHESS in 2021, and attended the Music Director Intensive at Goodspeed Opera House, New York, in 2016.

A graduate of the Newcastle Conservatorium, Erin has enjoyed success as a piano teacher, and is currently on the Music Staff of St. Francis Xavier’s College, Hamilton.

Erin is very much looking forward to performing George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue in the 2023 Newcastle Music Festival. Erin will also be conducting the Newcastle University Choir in the “From Broadway to the West End” performance in September.

AT THE FESTIVAL

  • Rachmaninoff meets Paganini

    The Festival Finale concert, with Christ Church Camerata led by David Banney with pianist Erin Sweetman, highlighting Rachmaninoff’s wonderful “Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini”.


  • Festival Choir in Concert

    The Festival Choir forms again in 2024 under the baton of Christopher Allan.


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